In LA, one profession often yearns to be another: actors want to be directors, directors want to be actors, and writers want to be baristas again instead of store managers, because all that responsibility gets in the way of their art. Get goods from an LA skater who apparently wanted to be a yachtsman: Diamond Supply Co., just now in Dallas.
From "Diamond" Nick Tershay, an old-guard skater originally from the Embarcadero, DSC's just dropped its summer line, of which every piece features a creatively placed diamond, though in a masculine enough way that you will not be a woman soon. The lineup:
Tees: Shirts start with the proudly debuting Yacht Club series, featuring boats, ropes, and an old-school stamp design, then move on to numbers like a girl laying in bed with a large stone dangled over her, and a piece of Apple-esque compressed carbon with a bite missing (farewell, $999 white MacBook).
Seersucker: Also a bit yacht-y, matching shirts & shorts feature left-breast and front/ rear slit pockets, and come in salmon, sea blue, and light-blue-and-white stripes, a required uniform for fighting piranhas.
Jeans: Available in blue, grey, brown, and black, and washes from raw to vintage, these are held together by something truly outrageous: signature
Jem- gem-shaped rivets.
Hats: Options include a laurel-leafed crest, the gem logo, or the word "Diamond", all featuring rock-shaped snaps in back -- though when the Rock snaps, the last place you want him is near the back of your head. What with the 2"x4" and whatnot.
Wallets: Available in black, red, and a lovely eggplant, these billfolds are made outta leather and're embossed with the jeweled logo Tershay designed with his own hands, which are small, he knows, but they're not yours, they are his own.
They're rounding out the lineup with belts, polos, and socks, which you should stuff in your diamond-riveted jeans only if you yearn to be a part of the oldest profession.